Gün Temür Khan

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Gün Temür Khan
Khagan of the Mongols or Great Yuan
Emperor of the Northern Yuan Dynasty
Reign 1400–1402
Coronation 1400
Predecessor Engke Khan
Successor Gulichi
Born 1377[1]
Died 1402
Issue Toqoqan Khan[2]
Posthumous name
Shuntian Huangdi (順天皇帝)
House Borjigin
Dynasty Northern Yuan
Father Elbeg Khan

Gün Temür (1377–1402) was a Mongolian Khagan of the Northern Yuan dynasty based in Mongolia. Gün Temür was the eldest son of Elbeg Nigülesügchi Khan. He ruled from 1400 to 1402.

In an attempt to consolidate his control over Qara Del in Hami, the Khagan murdered Engke-Temur who allied with the Ming Dynasty.[3]

In 1402, he was defeated by Gulichi (possibly with Arughtai), who killed him as a result. Several months after his death, his crown was succeeded by his younger brother Öljei Temür Khan Bunyashiri. His name, Gün Temür, means "Deep (intellectually) Iron" in the Mongolian language.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tsagaan Sechen-Erdenyin Tobchi
  2. ^ Chinggisid rulers (part 1)
  3. ^ The Cambridge History of Inner Asia: The Chinggisid Age, (edited by Nicola Di Cosmo, Allen J. Frank and Peter B. Golden), September 28, 2009. ISBN 978-0521849265. p.162
Gün Temür Khan
Died: 1402
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Elbeg Nigülesügchi Khan
Khan of the Northern Yuan dynasty
Succeeded by
Örüg Temür Khan